Goretti Sheridan

Chief Superintendent, An Garda Síochána, Donegal

Goretti Sheridan is a native of Co. Donegal. She joined An Garda Síochána in August 1993. She worked as a Garda in various roles in Dublin for 10 years and subsequently spent 9 years as a Sergeant in Tallaght working in Community Policing and on a Drug Unit. 

Goretti went on to  spend 6 years as an Inspector in Letterkenny and was promoted to Superintendent in 2019 serving time as a District Officer in Castlerea, Sligo, Buncrana, and Letterkenny Districts. She was recently promoted to Chief Superintendent and is now responsible for policing in Donegal.

She has a BSc in Computing, Professional Certificate in Corporate Governance, Postgraduate Diplomas in Serious Crime Investigation and Leadership in Policing. She also has a MA in Criminology.

She has always had an avid interest in promoting inclusivity and diversity in An Garda Síochána. She is the Chairperson of the North-Western Region Women’s Network and is Council Member to the 30% Club representing An Garda Síochána. 

Goretti is a member of the Menopause Steering Committee and was involved in developing An Garda Síochána’s Menopause Guidance Document which was launched in February 2023. She has presented on “Supporting Women in the Workplace during Menopause” within the organisation.